The biopic virus seems to be spreading in Bollywood. From The Dirty picture (2011) to the recently released Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, the trend of making biographical movies is being set in the B-town.
This time it's Arjun Rampal who hints that he would love to produce a biopic. The model-turned-actor made his production debut with I See You in 2006, which was a flop. Now, Rampal is not in a hurry to be back with a project. The actor wants to play it safe for his second venture under the banner of Chasing Ganesha Films. "There are a lot of scripts that are ready. They are all different from a drama to action film to a biopic. All are interesting projects," said Rampal.
The 40-year-old actor has a few projects in mind but is not very sure about which one to take forward first. "Time just flew by. I was extremely passionate about the story of I See You. I am not taking any chances this time," he said.
Arjun Rampal, who loved the recently released biopic Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, said, "I quite love the concept of biopic, hopefully we would be making one soon. I cannot tell it is whom."
Everyone seems to be liking the concept of a biopic. Over the past few years, there have been quite a few biographical movies that are based on different people. Have a look at the recent Bollywood films that are based on biographical stories.
The Dirty Picture
The film starring Vidya Balan is a drama film based on the life of Silk Smitha, who was a South Indian actress noted for her erotic roles in movies.
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
This is a recently released film by Rakeysh Omprhash Mehra which is based on legendary athlete Milkha Singh. It revolves around the life of 'The flying Sikh' who was a national champion runner and an Olympian. The role of Milkha Singh is played by Farhan Akhtar.
Paan Singh Tomar
A sports film based on the true story of Paan Singh Tomar, who was an Indian soldier, athlete and a rebel. The film starred Irrfan Khan as Paan Singh Tomar. The movie which won many awards has been critically acclaimed.
This is a biopic based on the life of 19th century painter Raja Ravi Varma. The role is played by Randeep Hooda.
Shootout At Wadala
A comic thriller based on a book called Dongri to Dubai. The movie portrays the first-ever registered encounter by Mumbai police, where gangster Manya Surve was shot dead.
Mary Kom Biopic
This is an upcoming film starring Priyanka Chopra as boxing champion. Mary Kom is a five time World Boxing Champion. Priyanka Chopra has been doing a lot of research and working out to fit into the shoes of Mary Kom.
Dhyan Chand Biopic
In 2012, there was a buzz that Shah Rukh Khan will be playing the role of hockey legend Dhyan Chand. However, the makers of the movie have still not confirmed who will be playing the role and when the film will begin.
Kishore Kumar Biopic
Filmmaker Anurag Basu is set out to make a biopic on the legendary Indian playback singer Kishore Kumar. Ranbir Kapoor is roped in to play the lead role in the movie.